Professor Steven Plaut is an American born professor of economics at the University of Haifa who has not let the war disrupt his always informative e mails and blogs about life in Israel. He even managed to find some cheery news in the continuing barrage of Haifa.
For the atheists out there, I thought I would challenge you to explain this. Last night's rocket attack on Haifa hit the Arab communist party building, from which the Stalinist Arabic newspaper of Israel used to be published. Really. Coincidence?
That was the good news. Now for a dose of reality.
The rockets that hit Haifa last night were fired out of the center of Kana — that "innocent" Lebanese village attacked "for no reason" by Israeli jets a couple of weeks back. Where supposedly some Lebanese civilians were killed. Except, since the terrorists always wear civvies, every dead terrorist in this war is counted always as a "civilian".
Gee, there's never a Reuters photographer around when you need him.
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